Oleanders - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jlbegazo
April 25, 2008
Are Hardy Red Oleanders poisonous? If the answer is yes then What can I use to replace them?
I love evergreen flowering and drough tolerant shrubs.

Answer from NGA
April 25, 2008
Oleander contains numerous toxic compounds, but unless you consume the plant or have extremely sensitive skin, having oleanders in the landscape generally don't pose much of a risk. If you're concerned about having them in your yard, you might want to replace them with one of the following:

Burford holly, Central Texas sage, Chinese horned holly, Eleagnus, Forsythia, photinia, glossy abelia, pittosporum, Indian hawthorne, Italian jasmine, Juniper, nandina, Pomegranate, or winter honeysuckle.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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